Dan Slott Blocks Marvel After Press Release Spoils Amazing Spider-Man #700
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by LOLtron » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:39 pm
The superstar writer makes good on his promise to unfriend anyone who spoils the final issue of Amazing Spider-Man. SPOILERS WITHIN!!!
Source: Press Release
Twitter gun control activist and Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott was reportedly irate this morning to find that Marvel Comics sent out a press release spoiling the contents of Amazing Spider-Man #700, which is in stores today. The press release clearly informs readers that "Peter Parker takes his last breath, his deadliest enemy gets the ultimate revenge by assuming the identity of Spider-Man and the life that belonged to him! But just how will Doc Ock be the Superior Super Hero?" Back in November, Slott swore to block anyone on social media spoiling Amazing Spider-Man.
Spoiling their own comics has become a Marvel tradition, as the death of Professor Xavier in Avengers vs. X-Men #11 most recently exemplified. The strategy behind spoiling their storylines is based on the theory that no one actually reads comics; they just complain about them on the internet. Somehow, this leads to profit for Marvel, who has recently been making their storylines more ridiculous and offensive to longtime fans of their characters, resulting in even more extreme bitching. Industry experts have transcribed this innovative business plan as follows:
By getting USA Today or some other major media outlet that couldn't care less about silly comic books to print the details of their spoiled storylines, Marvel is able to reach the maximum audience with their shocking and controversial deaths and plot twists, thus drumming up more business for their online bitching department.
Regardless of strategy, Slott is a man of his word, and has presumably blocked all communication from Marvel on Facebook and Twitter. It is unknown at this time how the breakdown in communication will affect Slott's writing on Superior Spider-Man. it could be argued that, with crap like the Alpha storyline allowed to see print, Slott's editors never really served a useful purpose anyway.
Slott's penchant for blocking people is well known. Just last week, Slott ordered all of his Twitter followers to block the Twitter account for Bleeding Cool after Rich Johnston
Amazing Spider-Man #700, featuring what The Outhouse calls "the most insulting and disappointing Marvel story resolution in a long history of insulting and disappointing Marvel story resolutions" and what CBR calls "the greatest story ever told, better than the bible" is in stores today, but really, just save yourself the $14 and read Marvel's detailed summary in the press release below:
Peter Parker Spins His Final Web in Amazing Spider-Man #700
A New Spider-Man Unveiled In Historic Issue, On Sale Now
New York, NY—December 26th, 2012—Peter Parker is gone, long live Spider-Man! In the special, once in a life-time anniversary spectacular Amazing Spider-Man #700, on-sale today, writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos bring readers the final fight between Doctor Octopus and Spider-Man! But as Peter Parker takes his last breath, his deadliest enemy gets the ultimate revenge by assuming the identity of Spider-Man and the life that belonged to him! But just how will Doc Ock be the Superior Super Hero? What does it mean for the Marvel Universe and Earth’s Mightiest? Find out as Slott & Ramos re-invent the World’s Most Popular Super Hero like you never thought possible in Amazing Spider-Man #700! And the story doesn’t stop there! Also on sale today, fan favorite creators Chris Yost and Paco Medina bring you the Superior Spider-Man on a mission that brings his past, present and future colliding together in the must read, Avenging Spider-Man #15.1! But make sure you visit your local comic shop quickly, because Amazing Spider-Man #700 and Avenging Spider-Man #15.1 are already sold out at the distributor level—but second printings will arrive in stores on January 30th.
“This is the single most seismic shift in Spider-Man’s history—and it’s not something that will disappear any time soon,” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “When Spider-Man editor Steve Wacker and writer Dan Slott came to us with this story, it was clear that this was a long term plan crafted with the utmost love and respect for the character. This is the kind of story that will have fans up in arms—but also coming back to the comic stores to check out each new exciting issue.”
On January 9th, Marvel launches Superior Spider-Man #1, an all-new ongoing series from Slott and superstar artist Ryan Stegman (Fantastic Four, Scarlet Spider)! Shipping twice-monthly, Superior Spider-Man launches a new chapter in the Marvel mythos, as Doctor Octopus strikes out on his own to be the greatest Spider-Man this world has ever known. But can he keep up the ruse? Will Spidey’s closest allies discover the fate of Peter Parker? And can this Spider-Man truly be a hero?
“The magic formula Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and John Romita Sr. created, which set Spider-Man apart from all the other heroes, was ‘Super Hero Meets Soap Opera.’ But every now and then, you hit a milestone like Spidey's 700th issue, his 50th anniversary, or a line-wide relaunch like Marvel NOW!. And when ALL three of those things align so perfectly, you HAVE to go BIG!” said Slott. “Instead of just Soap Opera you go for HIGH OPERA! Spider-Man's greatest villain! His biggest threat! Impossible odds! Life or death! And that's Amazing Spider-Man #700”
Introduced in 1962 as part of Amazing Fantasy #15, Peter Parker and his alter-ego Spider-Man immediately captivated readers, quickly leading to the debut of the Amazing Spider-Man comic series. Since then, Spider-Man has appeared in multiple television series, movies and video games, developing into one of the most beloved and recognized Super Heroes in the world. The events of Amazing Spider-Man #700 not only bring this landmark series to a conclusion, but also mark the end of Peter Parker’s tenure as the iconic Marvel Super Hero.
Don’t miss out on the story that’s taken the world by storm—Amazing Spider-Man #700 and Avenging Spider-Man #15. on-sale now at your local comic shop, the Marvel Comics app & Marvel Digital Comics Shop! There’s a new Spider-Man in town and he makes his friendly neighborhood debut today!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV128135)
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV128017)
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1 (NOV120633)
Written or Contributed by Jude Terror
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